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42: the wildly improbable ideas of Douglas Adams

A project in London, UK by Unbound

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A full colour, large format hardback, featuring never-seen-before extracts from Douglas's extraordinary archive.
Backers: 4945
Average Pledge Per Backer: £55

Funded: £271,389 of £65,000
Dates: Mar 22nd -> Apr 21st (31 days)
Project By: Unbound
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Latest News

42 hours to go (and counting)

April 20th - via:
Just a quick update to say thank you to everyone for turning this project into such a massive success - as i write this there are only 42 hours left to go on the campaign. It has been really heartwarming to see how much Douglas still means to his... (Read More)

Letters to Douglas...

April 19th - via:
You may have seen that some amazing people have agreed to write letters to Douglas that we will include in the book. We didn’t have space on the campaign page to properly explain how everyone fits into Douglas’s story so we thought it might be... (Read More)

Is there any tea on this spaceship?

April 15th - via:
Here is the script for the first episode of 'Hitch-Hikers' radio series. Simon Brett was the BBC producer responsible for commissioning Douglas to write Hitchhiker for radio. He established the style and producing the pilot episode. After... (Read More)

Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.

April 8th - via:
Something from the archive (again). Here is an extract from a twelve volume epic poem 'Zen and the Art of Going to the Lavatory', written by Grunthos the Flatulent, the postmaster of the Azgoths of Kria (the second worst poets in the universe). ... (Read More)

A New Collection of Douglas Adams’ Writing Has Been Funded on Kickstarter

April 8th - via:
When Douglas Adams died 20 years ago this year, he left behind not only a beloved series of novels, but boxes and boxes of letters and notes of his observations about the world. Those notes are the basis of a new Kickstarter project from Unbound—42: The Wildly Improbable Ideas of Douglas Adams, which reproduces a selection of those notes to give fans new insights into his life and views. (Read More)

Space is big.

April 7th - via:
Something from the archive... Here is the script for the first episode of "Hitch-Hiker's" radio series.  Geoffrey Perkins was the producer of the first two radio series. He later become the BBC's Head of Comedy helping to produce an... (Read More)

What really is the point of trying to teach anything to anybody?

March 24th - via:
Dear all, We thought you would like to be made aware of an argument related to the book that is currently raging* in the UK press. A page from the archive that we sent out when announcing the launch of the book included Douglas complaining about... (Read More)

The Story So Far

March 23rd - via:
Dear all, Just to say a big thank you for everyone who has backed the book and helped it reach its target so quickly. We will be posting regular updates to let you all know how the book is progressing and also share with you what we discover along... (Read More)

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